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April 26, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heeding the cries of scholars trying to unlock the secrets of Mayan civilization, the United States announced a ban Thursday on importation of antique artifacts from the famed Peten region of Guatemala, one of the richest and most plundered archeological sites in the world. Eugene P. Kopp, acting director of the U.S. Information Agency, said the ban would "help save the remnants of Mayan civilization from further destruction."
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December 15, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After investing tens of thousands of dollars in wells, flush toilets, sinks, disposable rubber gloves and retraining, Guatemalan raspberry growers were left puzzled and indignant last week by the U.S. government ban on imports of their 1998 spring crop. "The news hit us like a bucket of cold water," said Roberto Castaneda, president of the Guatemalan berry growers association. "We feel as if we are being made the first example."
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December 15, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After investing tens of thousands of dollars in wells, flush toilets, sinks, disposable rubber gloves and retraining, Guatemalan raspberry growers were left puzzled and indignant last week by the U.S. government ban on imports of their 1998 spring crop. "The news hit us like a bucket of cold water," said Roberto Castaneda, president of the Guatemalan berry growers association. "We feel as if we are being made the first example."
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April 26, 1991 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heeding the cries of scholars trying to unlock the secrets of Mayan civilization, the United States announced a ban Thursday on importation of antique artifacts from the famed Peten region of Guatemala, one of the richest and most plundered archeological sites in the world. Eugene P. Kopp, acting director of the U.S. Information Agency, said the ban would "help save the remnants of Mayan civilization from further destruction."
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